BMF Akron Office Closure Beginning May 1

Beginning May 1, our Akron Office will be closed to the public for renovations but will remain available to assist you. Contact your BMF Advisor or call 330.762.9785 to speak with someone who can help. We anticipate renovations taking several weeks, so stay tuned for updates!

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The Ohio Supreme Court Weakens Ohio’s Bright-Line Test for Non-Residency

August 18, 2015 Tax Advisor BMF

August 18, 2015 In Cunningham v. Testa, The Ohio Supreme Court held that the state is permitted to challenge whether a taxpayer is domiciled in Ohio if other evidence available to the state provides a “substantial basis” that the. Read More >>

IC-DISCs: A Tax Incentive for U.S. Exporters

Thousands of companies benefit from an IC-DISC every year, but many exporters still do not take advantage of this beneficial tax incentive. An IC-DISC is available for companies that export goods manufactured in the United States, provide engineering or. Read More >>

Sales Tax Holiday for Back-to-School Shopping August 7-9th

In an effort to provide relief to Ohio families during back-to-school shopping, qualifying purchases of clothing, school supplies, and school instructional materials will be exempt from sales tax starting Friday, August 7, 2015, through Sunday, August 9, 2015. During. Read More >>

Supreme Court of the United States Digs Deep Into Alabama’s Tax Code – Could Change How State Taxes are Analyzed

March 25, 2015 Tax Advisor

  On March 4, 2015, The Supreme Court of the United States (the “SCOTUS”) released its decision in Alabama Department of Revenue v. CSX Transportation, which dealt with the issue of whether Alabama’s sales tax violated the Railroad Revitalization. Read More >>

Ohio’s Municipal Income Tax Reform: A Step Towards Uniformity

February 26, 2015 Tax Advisor

  Ohio Governor John Kasich recently signed House Bill 5 (“H.B. 5”) into law, which will be effective January 1, 2016. H.B. 5 contains broad and sweeping changes to Ohio’s municipal income tax, and is a step toward establishing. Read More >>

Accounting Method Change Relief Issued for Small Business Taxpayers

  Administrative Relief The IRS released Revenue Procedure 2015-20 (“Procedure”) on February 13, 2015, which provides administrative relief to small business taxpayers.  This Procedure allows small business taxpayers adopting the tangible property regulations to make accounting method changes on. Read More >>

The Tangible Property Regulations: Elections and Safe Harbors

The tangible property regulations have gone into effect for tax years beginning in 2014 and apply to all taxpayers who have tangible property.  We previously released Tangible Property Regulations Advisors to clarify the guidance the IRS provided on the. Read More >>

Be on the Lookout for Tax Identity Theft

Tax identify theft is the biggest and most prevalent tax scam going right now — and peak season is just around the corner for refund fraud. This scam has become a big problem due primarily to its simplicity. Identity. Read More >>

Trusts 101: Understanding an Important Estate Planning Tool

January 15, 2015 Tax Advisor

  When people think about setting up a trust fund, they often think that trusts are only for the wealthy, which is not the case. Anyone can utilize a trust in their estate plan as an instrument to distribute. Read More >>

Ohio Employers Incur Additional Unemployment Tax

  2014 FUTA Credit Reduction States Released The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the final list of states with an outstanding balance under Title XII of the Social Security Act, which affects the FUTA tax rate credits for. Read More >>